Queen City Marathon

Quick facts

Location Regina, Canada

Distance Marathon

Date 06 September, 2019

About Queen City Marathon

Since its inaugural running in 2001, the Saskatchewan Credit Union Queen City Marathon has established itself as Saskatchewan’s premiere running and walking event and a well-respected Canadian marathon. The first Queen City Marathon was an idea born from the realization that Regina was ready for a national-calibre, community-driven event that would challenge local and international runners and walkers and showcase the beauty of Regina to participants from all across Saskatchewan, North America and around the world.

The mission of this event is to be the number one marathon event in Saskatchewan. Our goals are provide a positive, safe and memorable experience for each and every one of our stakeholders. To ensure organizational and financial viability and provide a race for every pace. Also to build relationships in our community through partnerships and foster fitness. To give back through charities and to become the premier event in Regina.

The Saskatchewan Credit Unions Queen City Marathon is an Athletics Canada certified course and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The race is also known as the Saskatchewan Credit Union 42.2K Run, or just Credit Union QCM, for short.

The course takes place on a combination of asphalt roadways and pathways.

Practicalities

Award Medals

The Saskatchewan Credit Unions Queen City Marathon does not offer prize money or cash awards in any event. All participants who successfully complete their registered event in accordance with the course rules will receive a custom-designed finisher's medal at the finish line.

Start:

Conexus Arts Centre

200 Lakeshore Dr, Regina, SK S4S, Canada

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Runners travelling through this course will stumble upon some scenic and picturesque sites that will dazzle their eyes, this will an unforgettable experience. 

Overview

An out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Drive.

Our course takes runners through some of the most scenic parts of Regina including many areas of Wascana Park, downtown Regina and some of Regina's older neighbourhoods. The course takes place on a combination of asphalt roadways and pathways.


Queen City Marathon Trivia

The idea of the Queen City Marathon was conceived in the winter of 2000, when some local runners were doing a lap of Wascana Lake and discussing the fact that, of all the provincial captials in Canada, Regina was the only city that did not currently have a marathon event. From 1970 until 1983 an event known as the Molson Marathon had been held in Regina, but there had not been a marathon organized in Regina (also known as "the Queen City") since then.

Immediately after the local runners had completed their lap of Wascana Lake, they made their way to the newly-opened Regina location of the Running Room store and quite literally asked the manager: "How do we organize a marathon?" The local store manager put them in touch with John Stanton, the founder of the Running Room store chain, who flew out to Regina to meet with them and assist them in getting started. Another local runner, Bill Pratt, was brought on board as the event's first volunteer race director and the Queen City Marathon was born.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.